It’s been a long year: extraordinary in so many ways both wonderful and… well…not-so-much. Mostly for me though, I’m just ready (as I always am), to bid this tired old year adieu! and to look forward to beginning the new year afresh.
That said, I have had to make a difficult decision for the new year. Unfortunately, arthritis has advanced to the stage where I can’t hold onto a needle for more than a couple minutes at a time. Since I have to stitch what I design or there’s no joy in it for me, I’ve had to face facts and give up on designs I had harbored hopes of finishing… including Illuminata, and the crewel designs I had started. It’s simply beyond my ability now. A tough pill to swallow: not just my physical limitation, but more distressing: the disappointment to loyal stitchers who’ve been patiently waiting for designs in process. I’m so sorry.
I do plan to continue making re-charts of my older designs available through PatternsOnline as long as Leisure Arts allows, and as long as my trusty old Mac laptop functions! I will also make every effort keep the TWDesignworks website in place for as long as patterns are available. This blog will also stay for now.
Please know that I am so very grateful to all of you who have supported my designing efforts over the last (Egad!?) 30 years. It has been a truly amazing journey, such a joy and an honor to have had the opportunity to design for you! “Thank you” seems wildly inadequate… but here goes anyway: Thank you!
My fondest wish is that this post finds you looking forward to 2017, no matter what challenges may be ahead! May you find all you hope for and more!
Happy New Year!